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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

As of Sept. 1, Wisconsin had nearly 3.5 million registered voters, about the same as before the 2016 presidential election, but some worry the pandemic could disrupt additional participation this year.  (Adobe Stock)

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- This Thursday is the deadline for Wisconsin municipal election clerks to mail out requested absentee ballots, but a state Supreme Court ruling last week halted that process. And one registration assistance group said 2020 is not the year to delay action concerning your vote. The

A new poll from AARP says President Donald Trump is favored among likely male voters, but significantly trails former Vice President Joe Biden among likely female voters. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- As in 2016, Wisconsin is a key battleground state for the presidential election, and a new poll for AARP Wisconsin indicates Joe Biden currently is favored among voters in the Badger State. Bipartisan polling firms conducted the survey, which found that, among likely voters, the f

Civil unrest over high-profile police shootings is getting a lot of attention on the campaign trail, but activists say it doesn't mean anything if it doesn't result in significant change. (Adobe Stock)

KENOSHA, Wis. -- President Donald Trump is expected to visit Kenosha today in response to the tensions over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Wisconsin Democrats have urged Trump not to visit the area, while others say it's time for real change, not just a political fight. The shooting of Blake

Both major parties in Wisconsin have been at odds over how to approach police-accountability policy. Those divisions remain following the police shooting of a Black man in Kenosha. (Adobe Stock)

KENOSHA, Wis. -- Protesters continue to demand justice over the police shooting of a Black man in Kenosha over the weekend. And Democrats in the Legislature say the incident underscores the need for immediate action on police accountability measures. Groups such as Black Lives Matter and other act

In 1919, Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment. In the next year, 35 other states followed that lead, paving the way for women's right to vote. (wisconsinhistory.org)

MADISON, Wis. -- Next week formally marks the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in the United States. Wisconsin played an important role in the 19th Amendment, but there is mixed history behind the movement that's still playing out. Tennessee often gets attention as the last state needed

Wisconsin elections officials say the 23,000 absentee ballots rejected in April represented a normal amount, but because there was a jump in first-time absentee voters, it became more magnified. (Adobe Stock).

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin election officials expect a lot of people to vote absentee this November. But after many mail-in ballots were rejected during the primary, the state isn't taking any chances with the outcome of the presidential race possibly hanging in the balance. The Wisconsin Electi

Wisconsin leaders have a goal of seeing all residents have access to broadband internet by 2025. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - A task force is starting work on ways to further address broadband access issues in rural Wisconsin. But an advocacy group says the effort must address the issue of competition in order to be effective. The Badger State consistently has ranked low when it comes to broadband coverag

Wisconsin's governor has announced that three retired judges will review applications of people who want to serve on a nonpartisan commission to redraw the state's legislative districts. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - The State of Wisconsin is now accepting applications for people to serve on a nonpartisan redistricting panel, aimed at eliminating political influence in redrawing legislative maps. But some are questioning whether the state is ready for this approach. After each census, states ar

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